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Archaeological Conservation in the Museum | Day of Archaeology

Archaeological Conservation in the Museum | Day of Archaeology | News in Conservation | Scoop.it
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Conservators at the Kelsey Museum of Archaeology are working on artifacts for the museum next special exhibition, “Pearls of Wisdom: the Arts of Islam at the University of Michigan

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Mexico's Calakmul now UNESCO World Heritage Site

The ancient Mayan city of Calakmul in southern Mexico was recently designated as a "mixed natural and cultural" World Heritage Sites by UNESCO, the first one in the country. Duration: 00:43.
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Fears grow for safety of Iraq's cultural heritage under ISIS - Raw Story

Fears grow for safety of Iraq's cultural heritage under ISIS - Raw Story | News in Conservation | Scoop.it
Raw Story Fears grow for safety of Iraq's cultural heritage under ISIS Raw Story Iraq has a long and rich heritage, home for thousands of years to mighty empires – Assyria and Babylon, the Abbasid caliphate – that ruled the region once known as...
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Pollock's 'Mural' back in Iowa after LA exhibition - DesMoinesRegister.com

Pollock's 'Mural' back in Iowa after LA exhibition - DesMoinesRegister.com | News in Conservation | Scoop.it
Pollock's 'Mural' back in Iowa after LA exhibition DesMoinesRegister.com Sioux City Art Center Director Al Harris-Fernandez said the museum is thrilled to host such a “significant work in the history of art.” The Getty's painstaking restoration of...
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Putting conservation front and center | Conservators Converse

Putting conservation front and center | Conservators Converse | News in Conservation | Scoop.it
Rebecca Anne Rushfield earned an MA in art history and a Diploma in art conservation from the New York University- Institute of Fine Arts. Her field of specialization was textile conservation, but over the years her career ...
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HeritageDaily Mobile APP

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HeritageDaily has relaunched a free app on
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HeritageDaily has relaunched a free app on “iTunes” and “Google Play” dedicated to the sciences, with a focus on archaeology, heritage, palaeontology, palaeoanthropology and several related sub disciplines
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Global Heritage Fund | GHF

Global Heritage Fund | GHF | News in Conservation | Scoop.it
GHF’s mission is to protect, preserve and sustain the most significant and endangered cultural heritage sites in the developing world.
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Artist Deng Xiaohua has collaborated with Global Heritage Fund on preserving and revitalizing traditional Pingyao wood block prints

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Caryatid Statues, Restored, Are Stars at Athens Museum

Caryatid Statues, Restored, Are Stars at Athens Museum | News in Conservation | Scoop.it
After a painstaking restoration, five of the famed Caryatid statues of ancient Greece are star attractions at the Acropolis Museum in Athens.
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The restored Caryatid Statues are stars at Athens Museum

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Ancient Egypt: Pharaoh Mentuhotep II's Chapel Discovered Below City Streets

Ancient Egypt: Pharaoh Mentuhotep II's Chapel Discovered Below City Streets | News in Conservation | Scoop.it
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Egypt's Ministry of Antiquities and Heritage (MAH) has stumbled on a well-preserved limestone chapel from the reign of Pharaoh Nebhepetre Mentuhotep II in the 11th Dynasty (circa 2046 BC – 1995 BC)

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10 Best New UNESCO World Heritage Sites

10 Best New UNESCO World Heritage Sites | News in Conservation | Scoop.it
UNESCO added 26 new locations to its list of World Heritage Sites in 2014. Here are 10 of the best.
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26 new inscriptions were this year added to to the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites bringing more sites of cultural, natural, and historical importance under the protection of the United Nations

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Creating new monuments men in the name of cultural preservation

Creating new monuments men in the name of cultural preservation | News in Conservation | Scoop.it
Something must be done in the name of cultural preservation.
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An interesting article from the Wall Street Journal on cultural preservation

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Valinda Carroll's curator insight, July 15, 2014 1:01 PM

The human conflicts seem to be more damaging than natural disasters in too many parts of the world.

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Restoration begins on historic Severn Princess car ferry

Restoration begins on historic Severn Princess car ferry | News in Conservation | Scoop.it
Restoration begins on historic Severn Princess car ferry
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Plans to create permanent heritage display take first important steps
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Van Gogh and the Algorithm: How Math Can Save Art

Van Gogh and the Algorithm: How Math Can Save Art | News in Conservation | Scoop.it
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With math equations that analyze brush strokes, new discoveries about the world's greatest art are possible
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Conservation at the British Museum, Ceramics, Glass & Metals Section

Conservation at the British Museum, Ceramics, Glass & Metals Section | News in Conservation | Scoop.it
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Conservators at the British Museum finally in their new 'home'

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Saharan remains may be evidence of the first race war, 13,000 years ago

Saharan remains may be evidence of the first race war, 13,000 years ago | News in Conservation | Scoop.it
Scientists are investigating what may be the oldest identified race war 13,000 years after it raged on the fringes of the Sahara.
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Gehry Unveils Designs to Extend the Philadelphia Art Museum ...

Gehry Unveils Designs to Extend the Philadelphia Art Museum ... | News in Conservation | Scoop.it
The heart of the Museum will be opened up, creating a clear sight line through the ground-floor and first-floor galleries that will greatly simplify.
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A Star Sculpture Returns to View at the Philadelphia Museum of Art After a Yearlong Restoration

A Star Sculpture Returns to View at the Philadelphia Museum of Art After a Yearlong Restoration | News in Conservation | Scoop.it
A symbol of the Philadelphia Museum of Art is once again looking radiant in bright shiny gold after a yearlong restoration. It's the 13-foot-tall scul...
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Marte, il vascello da guerra che conserva un tesoro

Marte, il vascello da guerra   che conserva un tesoro | News in Conservation | Scoop.it
Ricercatori e sommozzatori hanno cominciato a studiare i segreti che la Mars (Marte), l'orgoglio della marina militare svedese del Sedicesimo secolo, ha custodito per 450 anni
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Egyptian Government threatens legal action to stop the sale of Sekhemka

Egyptian Government threatens legal action to stop the sale of Sekhemka | News in Conservation | Scoop.it
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Egyptian Antiquities Minister, Mamdouh El-Damati, has asked the Egyptian Embassy, located in London, to take legal action to prevent the sale of the Sekhemka Statue currently residing in Northampton Museum
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British Museum's £135m extension for care and collection of world treasures

British Museum's £135m extension for care and collection of world treasures | News in Conservation | Scoop.it
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Light-filled building brings exhibitions and conservation together for first time in space the size of 14 Olympic pools

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4,000 Year Old Vishnu Statue Discovered in Vietnam

4,000 Year Old Vishnu Statue Discovered in Vietnam | News in Conservation | Scoop.it
A recent news report from Vietnam features an exquisite and very ancient sculpture of Lord Vishnu. According to a press release from the Communist Party of Vietnam’s Central Committee (CPVCC) the Vishnu sculpture is described as “Vishnu stone h...
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"Time Scanners" brings 3D digital preservation technology to a wider audience

"Time Scanners" brings 3D digital preservation technology to a wider audience | News in Conservation | Scoop.it
THE SHOW "Time Scanners"WHEN | WHERE Tuesdays in July, 8 p.m.
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A three-part series titles "Time Scanners" will re-create the ancient iconic sites of the Egyptian Pyramids, St. Paul’s Cathedral in London, and the city of Petra in Jordan through the use of 3D laser-scanning technology.

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Exhibition at Carnegie Museum of Art showcases newly-uncovered Renaissance paintings

Exhibition at Carnegie Museum of Art showcases newly-uncovered Renaissance paintings | News in Conservation | Scoop.it
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Exhibition showcases the discovery of an original 16th-century portrait of Isabella de’ Medici (1542–1576), hidden beneath Victorian-era overpainting and the findings of a technical analysis of a portrait of Sir George Nevill, Lord Bergavenny, historically attributed to Hans Holbein the Younger

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Athens: See the Parthenon in colour - before and after - Telegraph

Athens: See the Parthenon in colour - before and after - Telegraph | News in Conservation | Scoop.it
The horse riders of the Parthenon can now be seen in full technicolour glory as ancient Athenians would have viewed them
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The colours used in the figures that decorate the Parthenon‘s west frieze have been digitally restored to celebrate the fifth birthday of the Acropolis Museum in Athens

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